MyShake is the citizen science project bringing users together to build a global earthquake early warning network. Our app keeps you informed about earthquakes and monitors for them using data from your phone’s sensors.
Over 1.6 million downloads
MyShake has users in more than 80 countries
More than 1,100 earthquakes recorded
Our goal is to build a worldwide earthquake early warning network so that communities can reduce the impact of earthquakes. Since MyShake uses smartphones as earthquake sensors, it can be used everywhere - even in countries without access to traditional seismic technology.
MyShake collects motion data from your phone’s sensors and uses a patented neural network to determine whether that motion fits the model of an earthquake.
Learn more about the system in the research article and watch the video below to learn about neural networks.
The algorithms and methodologies utilized by MyShake have been peer reviewed and published in the scientific literature. You can read more about the system in the following articles:
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